Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thinks Arsenal’s desperate need for a positive finish to the season has his Blues an underdog in Saturday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Blues battered Sunderland 5-1 on Sunday to set the Premier League record for wins in a single season. Meanwhile, Arsenal won but saw its run of 20 seasons with a Top Four finish end thanks to Liverpool’s win over Middlesbrough.
The game in 100 words (or less): In a battle of two of the league’s weakest sides to this point, it was the Philadelphia Union that emerged victorious after a strange sequence of events late in the match ended up benefitting the hosts. Caleb Calvert had a dream start for the Colorado Rapids with his first career MLS goal after a quarter hour, but the 20-year-old’s night came to an abrupt end in the second half after the striker re-entered the match without the referee’s permission. This resulted in a second yellow card. End of his evening. From there, Haris Medunjanin’s stunning free kick beat Tim Howard six minutes later and gave the Union their fourth win of the season. Three moments that mattered
The U.S. U-20 national team drew 3-3 with Ecuador in Incheon, South Korea on Monday as a late goal from Luca de la Torre got the Baby Nats off and running in Group F at the U-20 World Cup. After going 2-0 down within seven minutes of kick off, the U.S. pulled a goal back before half time as Josh Sargent continued his fine form and he added another from Brooks Lennon’s fine cross in the second half to make it 2-2. Gedion Zelalem went off with an injury for the U.S. early on and it looked like a mistake from goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (the son of former USMNT boss Jurgen) would cost the USA a point as he dribbled into trouble and then a poor clearance allowed Bryan Cabezas to put Ecuador 3-2